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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Dec 6, 2007 5:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Mr. Charlie told me so

How come there's not mention of this song ???
The Felt Form show got me thinking. (always a dangerous thing)

I've been here for almost a year and was just wondering..
I love that tune What are some of the fav's from all the old school DH'S. Well, Will Tell, Cliff and GOP what say you??

I take a little powder
take a little salt
put in my shot gun
and i go walkin' out

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Dec 7, 2007 6:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie told me so

I've always loved this song and it's one of those rarer songs that was topical for the day. Another great version is from the Hill Auditorium show, 12.15.71. This whole show is wonderful and Keith is already settling in. Nice piano work. Unfortunately, this link is only the first set. The other offering on the Archive is the complete show but its sound is muddier.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-12-15.set1-sbd.harrison.hanno.16464.sbeok.shnf


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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Dec 7, 2007 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie told me so

Thanx JS will have to check that one out!

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Dec 7, 2007 2:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie told me so

That song was always funny; because my OM had one of those 100 year old antique Winchester shotguns pictured in Robert Hunter's Mr. Charlie cartoon, that he published in the Grateful Dead almanac several years ago. Loading 12 guage shells with rock salt, popcorn seeds, rice and other confetti was easy to do. So we did it many times for fun. Bang, Bang, Bang.

Go look for the Winchester model of 1897 on the internet and see Mr. Charlie's piece for yourselves. The Chinese AK-47 factory is selling fakes here now...



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Poster: blacklakelight Date: Dec 7, 2007 9:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie told me so


I knew a kid who got rock-salt-shot, right in the ass. Salt in the wound? Salt IS the wound. Hoooo-weee, dats GOTTA stang.

Love "Mr. Charlie", for years I always pictured ol' Pig shooting that kid in the ass. (Although,for that reason, NOT the song a fellow wanted playing on the way to go a-hunting in the pastures).

"Man,don't shoot, I'm doing research--DON'T SHOOOT listen, 'ethnobotany,' have you heard that word before? Because--"

KA-BLAM!

"Waaahhheeeeeeee!"


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Poster: Speaking in Swords Date: Dec 6, 2007 5:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie told me so

I've always liked the one from 4/14/72, m'self. Good tune, almost forgot how much I enjoyed it.

Edit: The AUD here on the archive isn't great, but it ain't bad either by my standards, which are rather low in this regard:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-04-14.aud.vernon.23662.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Dec 6, 2007 5:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie told me so

Will give it a whirl S.I.S.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 6, 2007 5:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie told me so

Good call, Wharf...I hate to say that my all time favorite is from an unknown Fillmore show, which I purchased as one of my first bootleg albums in the mid 70s...undated, but I think it was likely late 71 or 72. Never have found it on a show, but of course, have not paid enough attention to this time period to say I should have by now.

Love that tune...

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Dec 6, 2007 5:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie told me so

Alway's loved this tune of course the europe '72 is killer.
But was just wondering about your thought's or fav. version.
If you ever find out exactly what show it's from please post it.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 6, 2007 7:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie told me so

OMG! I found it, Wharf! It's 7-2-71, F West, BUT get this: it's not Mr Charlie, but The Rub that I remember loving...took me a while, but I always recalled that Bob completely flubs the intro to Playin in the Band. Really a great one...give it a listen.

Sorry about the Rub vs Charlie...what a dumbass. Can't believe I found this though--love the memories!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-07-02.sbd.backus.11798.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 7, 2007 1:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Rub

You probably already know this, WT, but there's a really nice version of The Rub (that song always makes me smile) on 5-15-70 at the Fillmore East. The fact that it stands within just about the sweetest acoustic set you will ever hear just makes it all the better.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-05-15.early-late.sbd.97.sbeok.shnf

And would you believe (synchronicity rocks!) that this must have show has just gone up a couple of days ago on gdfiles.

http://www.gdfiles.com/blahg/2007/12/04/shn-grateful-dead-51570-sbd-fillmore-east-new-york-ny/

So if you haven't got it, no excuse not to get it!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 7, 2007 6:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Rub

Got it--and know that one too!

Give the 7-2-71 show a listen, if only to hear Bob on PitB, for fun, BUT Jerry's sound on Loser to see if it's as good as I used to think it was (no promises, but in the days of limited bootlegs, early 70s, it was my favorite by far).

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Dec 7, 2007 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie told me so

Hey will tell, at least this post was positive for you.
Got you to dig out a show. And I have 7-2-71 show on the HD.
I'll give it a spin this weekend.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 6, 2007 8:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie told me so...No, Arbuthnot did!

Amazing...moving into 71 to find this show, with the amazing Loser and the flubbed PitB, searching for mp3s, downloading, searching, not working...then, open July, 71, to find right there on the hard drive the show!!!???

Yes, Arb had sent it to me months ago...unreal!?

Thanks, man. Might pull me out of the early era yet!

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Dec 6, 2007 5:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie told me so

Great Pig show...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-08-26.sbd.dopey.1559.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: deadmax Date: Dec 6, 2007 6:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie told me so

This is the show I need a copy of.

Can anyone help?

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Dec 6, 2007 6:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie told me so

Felt Forum or Gaelic Park???

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Dec 7, 2007 6:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie told me so

Cliff: Gaelic Park being in your backyard and all--did you go? Only show I ever went to where they actually started a little early. First show I ever taped--on a super shitty dictaphone type cassette deck. "Empty Pages"! Last HtoH (in my top 5), last St.Stephen before the break,last show before Keith. A Make up date originally scheduled for July.

W.T.--that July show--Good Lovin' has a great rap and jam and Hard To Handle is also in my top 5 ("Need your love like a wino needs his wone.")

Wharf: I always liked Mt. Charlie. Pig was starting to write a few tunes by this time,and they were all great. Sad that he never completed his solo project.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Dec 7, 2007 6:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie told me so

Although I grew up within biking distance and was only eight years old at the time and did not attend, I wax nostalgic every time I visit a fuck buddy whose Waldo Avenue apartment overlooks the field. Its hallowed ground, apparently Ten Years After played a monster show there in '68. Any others?

Convinced I'm not Sonny Jorgenson or Billy Kilmer?

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Dec 7, 2007 4:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie told me so

I'm convinced that you are Cliff Huckter, and that is good enough for me. Have to tell you--what a weird place for a concert. The Broadway line coming to its end and those tracks rattling--though the Dead did drown them out. First outdoor show for me--and first standing only. I guarantee that there were more concertgoers than there were ticket holders.

Last show of the quintet. I remember Bobby promising an "all new show" next time. Indeed.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Dec 7, 2007 3:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie told me so

Whatever...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 7, 2007 6:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie told me to check out LOSER too.

What I always loved about this show was the tone of Jerry's guitar on Loser. That one stood out as my all time favorite for years. Hadn't thought it about it for many, many years, and no doubt with so many more available now, might not have the same attraction, but that is what I recall.

The PitB with Bob's lines:

"uh da bub ta da da
up ti duh too dah
Buh da de da duh
duh, dee duh de duh"

Can't wait to listen to it today...

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Dec 6, 2007 5:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie told me so

hey cliff thanks man. Gonna give it a listen.
Hope you are well mt friend as the fishing day's grow shorter.

EDIT: oh crap cliff didn't realize that is the GAELIC PARK SHOW!!! yes a big pig show especially empty pages!!!

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Dec 7, 2007 3:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Charlie told me so

4-8-72 -- love it.